Collage undresses the darkness with a mirror’s secret undertow.
It’s a dance done on burning kites while dreaming at the speed of light.
Expectant as nakedness,
collage is a door that surfaces in the shipwreck of your sleep.
It’s a caress with the irresistible softness of a slipknot in a velvet blindfold.
At its best, like poetry, collage is a moan just beyond delirium.
I make collages out of all kinds of materials.
Most are made out of paper engravings.
Many collages are digitally generated or enhanced.
Bill Wolak is a poet, photographer, and collage artist. He has just published his twelfth book of poetry entitled Love Opens the Hands with Nirala Press. His collages have been published in over thirty magazines including The Annual, Peculiar Mormyrid, Danse Macabre, Dirty Chai, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, Lost Coast Review, Yellow Chair Review, Otis Nebula, and Horror Sleaze Trash. Recently, he was a featured poet at The Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Festival in Craiova, Romania. Mr. Wolak teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey.